Giethoorn - Wikipedia Giethoorn From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Jump to navigation Jump to search Town in Overijssel, NetherlandsGiethoornTown FlagCoat of armsNicknames: Venice of the North[1]Venice of the Netherlands[2]GiethoornLocation in OverijsselCoordinates: 52°44′20″N 6°4′41″E / 52.73889°N 6.07806°E / 52.73889; 6.07806Coordinates: 52°44′20″N 6°4′41″E / 52.73889°N 6.07806°E / 52.73889; 6.07806CountryNetherlandsProvince OverijsselMunicipalitySteenwijkerlandPopulation • Total2,620Time zoneUTC+1 (CET) • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)Giethoorn (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈɣitɦoːrn]) is a town in the province of Overijssel, Netherlands with a population of 2,620. It is located in the municipality of Steenwijkerland, about 5 km southwest of Steenwijk. Giethoorn is often referred to as "Little Venice" or the "Venice of the Netherlands". Contents 1 History 2 Tourism 2.1 Monopoly edition 3 References 4 External links History[edit] Giethoorn used to be a pedestrian precinct, but nowadays exceptions are made. It became locally famous, especially after 1958, when the Dutch film maker Bert Haanstra made his famous comedy Fanfare there. In the old part of the village, there were no roads (though a cycling path was eventually added), and all transport was done by water over one of the many canals. The lakes in Giethoorn were formed by peat unearthing. Giethoorn was a separate municipality until 1973, when it became part of Brederwiede, which lost its municipality status in 2001 to merge with Steenwijk.[3] Tourism[edit] Tourism has had a relatively small influence on the old traditional town. The village, still only fully accessible by boat, is one of several places commonly known as the Venice of the North[4] or Venice of the Netherlands.[5] Giethoorn has over 150 bridges.[6]Giethoorn is a very popular attraction among Chinese tourists. The village of only 2,620 inhabitants sees between 150,000[7] and 200,000 Chinese tourists every year. landscape Monopoly edition[edit] The village of Giethoorn fended off competition from some 182 contenders across the world to achieve a place on the board of the new international edition of Monopoly.[1] An online campaign led by local Village Marketeer resulted in enough votes to obtain spot number 21 on the special edition. References[edit] ^ a b Dutch News article (in English): "Dutch village of Giethoorn wins place on new international Monopoly set". ^ Giethoorn, DailyMail. ^ Ad van der Meer and Onno Boonstra, Repertorium van Nederlandse gemeenten, KNAW, 2006. ^ "Giethoorn travel guide". Retrieved 2008-06-20. ^ "Photos from Giethoorn, Venice of the Netherlands". Archived from the original on 2008-04-23. Retrieved 2008-06-20. ^ " Giethoorn guide". Retrieved 2014-02-11. ^ Dutch: Chinezen in Nederland, Connexion External links[edit] Wikimedia Commons has media related to Giethoorn. Wikivoyage has a travel guide for Giethoorn.Village website (in Dutch) nl:Giethoorn (in Dutch) Giethoorn travel information Giethoorn Travel Guide from VirtualTourist.comAuthority control LCCN: n79098612 MusicBrainz: 8df55ecd-5043-4779-a339-88c3cd90e7ec VIAF: 154759518 WorldCat Identities (via VIAF): 154759518 Retrieved from "" Categories: Car-free zonesFormer municipalities of OverijsselPopulated places in OverijsselSteenwijkerlandHidden categories: Articles with short descriptionCoordinates on WikidataCommons category link from WikidataWikipedia articles with LCCN identifiersWikipedia articles with MusicBrainz area identifiersWikipedia articles with VIAF identifiersWikipedia articles with WorldCat-VIAF identifiersArticles containing video clips Navigation menu Personal tools Not logged inTalkContributionsCreate accountLog in Namespaces ArticleTalk Variants Views ReadEditView history More Search Navigation Main pageContentsFeatured contentCurrent eventsRandom articleDonate to WikipediaWikipedia store Interaction HelpAbout WikipediaCommunity portalRecent changesContact page Tools What links hereRelated changesUpload fileSpecial pagesPermanent linkPage informationWikidata itemCite this page In other projects Wikimedia CommonsWikivoyage Print/export Create a bookDownload as PDFPrintable version Languages العربيةAzərbaycancaবাংলাBân-lâm-gúCatalàCebuanoČeštinaDeutschفارسیFrançaisFryskՀայերենItalianoעבריתNederlandsNedersaksiesPlattdüütschPolskiPortuguêsРусскийShqipСрпски / srpskiTürkçeУкраїнськаاردوTiếng Việt中文 Edit links This page was last edited on 28 June 2019, at 00:08 (UTC). Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Wikipedia® is a registered trademark of the Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., a non-profit organization. Privacy policy About Wikipedia Disclaimers Contact Wikipedia Developers Cookie statement Mobile view

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